Description

    [African-American Jubilee Singers, Fisk University]. Two Early Works Regarding the Famed Jubilee Singers Choir.

    More Information: [African-American Jubilee Singers, Fisk University]. Two Early Works Regarding the Famed Jubilee Singers Choir. Two important and essential works, including: [J. B. T. Marsh, editor]. The Story of the Jubilee Singers; With Their Songs. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1875. Second edition. Octavo. 232 pages. Albumen photograph of ten choir members mounted as frontispiece. Publisher's brown cloth with a gilt vignette of Fisk University on the front board. Boards modestly worn at the extremities with wear at the spine ends. Contemporary owner's name on the half-title page. Hinges cracked but the textblock is sound, contents clean and in very good condition. [and:] [Theodore F. Seward, compiler]. Jubilee Songs: Complete. As Sung by the Jubilee Singers of Fisk University, (Nashville, Tenn.) Under the Auspices of the American Missionary Association. New York: Biglow & Main, 1872. First edition. Octavo. 64 pages. Publisher's printed wrappers. Wrappers slightly toned and foxed and starting to detach. Contemporary owner's name in ink on the front wrapper. Scattered occasional foxing to contents, else very good. The Jubilee Singers were an African-American choir organized in 1871 to provide a source of revenue to combat Fisk University's growing financial problems. Their a cappella renditions of traditional spirituals popularized the genre with white audiences in the late 19th Century. These works contain the music and lyrics to songs sung by the choir and include standards such as "Nobody Knows the Trouble I See, Lord" and "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot".

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Books & Catalogs (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2012
    11th-12th Wednesday-Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 0
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 160

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $50,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $50,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 34 days left to consign to the 2017 November 10 Space Exploration - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    You treated me with honesty and respect, and my Heritage experience is very positive.
    P.F.,
    Puyallup, Wa
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 June 11  Arms & Armor , Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 June 11 Arms & Armor , Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $949,301